18 March 2013
15 March 2013
Wall be gone!
The project of removing the internal wall that separates the lounge and dining rooms has been on my to-do list since I moved back into the cottage.
The doorway was originally a large framed opening and I'd say a previous owner closed it in and hung a door to create a second bedroom.
I removed the door some time ago and it now sits in the garage while I think of something else for it to do.
The first job was to remove the skirting board from both sides before removing the door frame trim. These both cleared the way to remove the plasterboard (actually I don't know what material the wall was made from but I can tell you it was clearly stamped to say it didn't contain asbestos - good to know). I did have to snap the board into lots of small pieces to fit into the garage bin.
I'm now left with the frame which unfortunately I can't seem to remove on my own. I've put the call in to Dad for some muscle power.
What a difference removing the wall has made, the space feels open and brings more light into the dining room and new kitchen.
13 March 2013
The decision to paint or not to paint...
I really am undecided about whether I should paint the front footpath the same colour as the front porch.
When it was time to paint the front porch the painter noticed I had the can in the garage and after seeing a painted sample I love.
I love the colour so much that I have used it in the laundry (photos soon, I promise).
I would love to know what do you think? To paint or not to paint?